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Harvesting email addresses from emails in a public folder in Exchange 2003

By Gordinho ·
We had about 350 email job applications and my MD wants to send the obligotary "Thanks but..." email without having to compile some body text and one by one reply to each email with a copy/paste of the txt.

He's dumped all the emails into a public folder and asked me to do something with them.

Is there anyway of harvesting all the email addresses from emails in a folder and put all 350 into the "To" field of a new email?

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You want to create a Distribution list

by IC-IT In reply to Harvesting email addresse ...

Couple of points first;
Some sys admins may limit or block the delivery of a message with too many addresees.

You would be better off using the TO field for a common all purpose adressee like xxcompanyhr@xyz

Then put out a shortened list (perhaps 10 lists with 35 people each) with them in the BCC area (I know I would be a bit pi**ed to see my name along with 349 others and then harvested by some spammers).

Here are a few links;
create
http://www.slipstick.com/contacts/dl.asp

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102054271033.aspx

Possible issues
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238569

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/exchangesvr3rdpartyapps/thread/07662df3-da2f-4edc-97c4-0888b6c12ae0

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by Gordinho In reply to You want to create a Dist ...

cheers for looking in but I didn't see a way out of it...Ideally I wanted a quick way to get the addresses from the emails that had been posted to the PF and it occured to me after writing the post that yeah I wouldn't be popular putting 350 addresses unmasked in a to field and sending a generic email out.

I've asked the management to keep me inteh loop when they post the next vacancy so I can setup an auto reply to job applicants when they post emails to a specific address. Telling folk that we got their CV/application and to consider their application unsuccessful if they hadn't heard back within 30 days seemed a resonable solution...

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